Physician, Silence Thyself!

For Dr John Wright, a clinical epidemiologist from Bradford working at the clinic at Moyamba, Sierra Leone, which opened on Friday, it was a slap in the face for him and his colleagues.

What was?

Well, would you believe, expecting him to abide by the decisions made to prevent unnecessary transmission of freakin’ Ebola?!?

“It’s a return to the ecology of fear that they insisted they were going to steer clear of,” he said. “No travel, no shared accommodation, no clinical work, a fever parole officer to report to daily. Why not issue us with plague masks and bells?

Hey, if that’s what it takes…

Dr Wright, you see, knows better than anyone else.

“It’s an insult to our intelligence and common sense and is exactly that loss of reason and scientific understanding that they promised they wouldn’t lose when we left. It’s hardly the brass bands and hanging out of the bunting for people coming back. PHE say they’re following the practice of the NGOs. Many of them don’t know what they’re doing. PHE should be leading the way with science.”

And yet you’d no doubt urge us all to beware of second hand smoke and laugh condescendingly at the suggestion that those of your colleagues who rail against it don’t know what they are talking about…

5 comments for “Physician, Silence Thyself!

  1. Viscount Rectum
    December 24, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Julia you appear upset,dont be ,one day Africans will be able to take care of themselves and they will not need the services of the likes of DR Righteous but I am not what century though?.

    • Mudplugger
      December 24, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      Don’t know what you’ve been drinking, Viscount, but I’ll have what you’re having if it makes you believe they will ever be self-sufficient.
      With all their natural resources, the African would be ‘able’ to take care of themselves now, they’re just not inclined – why bother with all that effort when post-colonial guilt will do it for free.

      • Viscount Rectum
        December 25, 2014 at 8:54 am

        Its called “cognative ability”, the mean IQ of a Sub Saharan African is 75, in Britain the mean has fallen 3 points since mass immigration which is quite a lot, try reading the “Bell Curve” . When I visit a high st in England I shudder.

  2. Ed P
    December 24, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    These are sensible, if inconvenient, precautions. Now the virus has spread to Mali, despite concerted efforst to contain it. Dr. Wright is wrong (!), thinking his personal freedom is more important than abiding by containment restrictions. It only needs a few selfish individuals like him to allow this to spread in Europe.

    • January 1, 2015 at 8:00 am

      Mali?! I wish it was only Mali…

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